I can’t understand as to why the Press is applauding Supreme Court’s decision on Monday of legalizing Passive Euthanasia in India, stating it to be a bold and laudatory move. Are they trying to overlook the fact that Passive Euthanasia has been practiced in our hospital-beds starved country for ages, wherein avaricious doctors pressurize the relatives of the coma ridden patient to accede to pull the plug and hence free the hospital bed? Some relatives have to pay a heavy sum of money in addition to the regular hospitalization charges, just for the hope to live on. Will this legislation not serve to further empower such hospitals and doctors to end lives, a criminal offense till not that they had been flouting with impunity anyhow?
Aruna, who has been in coma since 1973, is still allowed to struggle for life but the poor ones are not allowed to struggle for more than a month.
Isn’t this a complete sham by SC and abetted by the media? If they have to legalize then why do they not legalize abortion, which will save many a burden of raising (or disposing) a child born accidentally or out of the wedlock? But instead they legalize Euthanasia in a country where deaths are merely statistic figures that are understated.